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January 28, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Esai Morales has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.175 million. The Midcentury-style house, built in 1957, features vaulted wood-beam ceilings, skylights, French doors, two fireplaces, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,479 square feet of living space. A swimming pool sits in the backyard. Morales, 50, played Lt. Tony Rodriguez on "NYPD Blue" (2001-4) and starred with Lou Diamond Phillips in "La Bamba" (1987). More recently he had a recurring role on "Fairly Legal" (2011-12)
January 15, 2013 | By Tina Susman
New York police plan to distribute "bait bottles" of fake pain-killers equipped with invisible GPS devices in a drive to combat the scourge of pharmacy robberies by addicts and sellers looking for oxycodone tablets, which can fetch more than $80 per pill on the street. New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the novel approach at the 2013 Clinton Health Matters Conference in La Quinta on Tuesday, saying his city's cases of  oxycodone-related crime have included a retired police officer who resorted to robbing pharmacies to satisfy his craving for the highly addictive narcotic.
January 5, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - There are large thematic ambitions to "Golden Boy," a new CBS series that tries to deepen the typical procedural with dysfunctional-family intrigue and police-department politics. But as the show shoots an episode at a corner pub in downtown Manhattan, more immediate concerns press in. There is a female detective in a pantsuit who must throw a suspect to the ground, and a man dressed in a cook's uniform who must be thrown. The actress, Bonnie Somerville, pursues the man from the pub's kitchen into the street, trailed closely by the 28-year-old British newcomer Theo James (playing the titular "Golden Boy")
November 24, 2012 | By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times
Where many saw tragedy for New Yorkers still homeless from Superstorm Sandy over the Thanksgiving holiday, others apparently saw opportunity. Adding to the woes of those who live on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens - where the storm killed eight people and destroyed more than 100 homes - thieves burglarized at least three residences in a Breezy Point neighborhood last week, police confirmed Saturday. Many of those who survived Sandy have been staying with friends, family or at relief shelters during the week and returning to the Rockaways on weekends to pick up what remains of their lives.
October 17, 2012 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Federal agents Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man in Manhattan who authorities said planned to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb outside the New York Federal Reserve Bank building . The man, who was identified as Quazi Mohammad Reswanul Ahsan Nafis, claimed to have ties to Al Qaeda and was in New York trying to recruit people, according to a complaint. According to a statement released by the FBI, Nafis entered the United States on a student visa in January 2012 but his real purpose was to wage "jihad," or holy war. Unbeknownst to him, one of the people he tried to recruit was an FBI source, who met with Nafis several times through the summer and into the fall, the statement said.
September 7, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A New York police officer, responding to reports of a robbery at a neighborhood food store, accidentally killed an unarmed worker fleeing the robbery, police said Friday. The shooting in the Bronx was the latest involving a New York officer and civilians. Late last month, two police officers wounded nine bystanders while apprehending a gunman who had killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building in Manhattan. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the Bronx shooting a tragic accident.
May 22, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Perhaps proving that nothing incites suspicion among New Yorkers quite like a public display of affection, artist and furniture designer Takeshi Miyakawa was placed under arrest this weekend for setting up illuminated "I Love New York" displays in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The pieces consisted of a battery-powered flashlight stuffed into a plastic bag with the familiar "I Love NY" logo on it, which were then dangled from a wire in public spaces. The first piece was found dangling from a tree on Friday morning and reported by a caller as a suspicious package.
March 25, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
More than five years have passed since New York police officers rained 50 bullets upon Sean Bell and two friends the day before Bell's wedding, killing the would-be bridegroom. On Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly fired Det. Gescard Isnora and fellow detectives Marc Cooper and Michael Oliver, and Lt. Gary Napoli will resign, after a department administrative trial that found they acted improperly that night in November 2006, the Associated Press reported . NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said: “There was nothing in the record to warrant overturning the decision.” The detectives and lieutenant were widely condemned and brought up on criminal charges after the shooting outside the club in Queens, but they were acquitted on all counts after a trial in 2008.
December 25, 2011 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
At first hearing, it sounds like an instant entry in the history of bad ideas: Take one of literature's most confounding, Baroque and at times abstract novelists and turn his books into TV, a medium that honors the literal and straightforward. And do it — probably at great expense — over and over again. On closer inspection, the pairing of David Milch — whose "Deadwood" and "NYPD Blue" took television about as close to art film as it's likely to get — with William Faulkner, author of some of the most profound and important American novels — may be so crazy it could actually work.
October 13, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month. The protesters were told to clear out while Brookfield Office Properties Inc., the owner of Zuccotti Park, power-washes the area Friday morning. But company representatives — accompanied by police — handed out leaflets Thursday notifying the protesters that they could return only if they abide by new rules, which include no tents, tarps or sleeping bags on the ground, no lying on benches and no storing of personal property on the ground.
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